Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS : rtmpdump vulnerabilities (USN-3283-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 100102


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.


Dave McDaniel discovered that rtmpdump incorrectly handled certain malformed streams. If a user were tricked into processing a specially crafted stream, a remote attacker could cause rtmpdump to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected librtmp0 and / or librtmp1 packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 100102

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3283-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/05/10

Modified: 2018/01/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:U/RC:ND


Base Score: 9.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:librtmp0, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:librtmp1, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/05/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8270, CVE-2015-8271, CVE-2015-8272

OSVDB: 132732, 132733, 132734

USN: 3283-1